30 Ways to Turn Down a Promposal

30 Ways to Turn Down a Promposal

Saying no is never easy. But sometimes you just got to step up and take your lumps like a man (or a woman). There are good reasons (and there are bad) to turn down a prom date. If you have a good reason (like you already have a girlfriend, you had planned on asking someone else, you just wanna go stag, or you’re just not that into her), these tips are for you. If your motives are less than altruistic (she’s not cool enough, I like her, but what will my friends think?, there’s a Star Wars marathon on that night), we suggest you take a few steps back and reconsider. Because we know that sometimes getting your moral compass correctly aligned at 18 is hard to do, we’ve separated these into Cool and D-Bag Categories.

  1. Thanks. But I already was planning on asking someone else. (given the opportunity, you can set her up with a friend here.) Cool
  2. I would love to, but my friend John wants to ask you. Cool
  3. My Mom won’t let me. D-Bag
  4. That’s so cute. I only date seniors. D-Bag
  5. Let’s go as a group. Cool
  6. I don’t think I’m going this year. But if I do, we should have a dance. Cool
  7. mI' muS jIH (I hate dancing in Klingon). D-Bag
  8. I already have plans. But let’s hang out at after prom. Cool
  9. Are you paying? D-Bag
  10. A lot of my friends have been talking about asking you. (then you actually help her find a date). Cool
  11. Check no on the “Do you want to go to prom (yes or no)” note. Cool
  12. Dudes! Do you believe this. Deborah Dumptruck asked me to the prom. (Don’t spread it all over school you D-Bag.)
  13. Me and the boys decided to just go together. I’ll see you there. Cool
  14. The preemptive spread it around school that you already have a date. Cool (but only if you do it coolly)
  15. You scare me. D-Bag (unless she looks like this)
  16. Maybe. D-Bag
  17. Maybe, if nobody better asks me. D-Bag
  18. You know the rules of the restraining order. You aren’t allowed within 50 feet of me. Cool (and good luck brother)
  19. We’re such good friends. I wouldn’t want to ruin it. Cool
  20. How would you ever think that somebody like me would ever go out with somebody like you. D-Bag
  21. I’m not really a prom guy. I’m going camping that weekend. Cool, but only if you’re really going camping.
  22. That was an amazing flashmob. I’m too embarrassed to talk. Kind of Cool, Kind of Douchey. Depends on the situation.
  23. I’d like to, but I’m not sure if I’m totally into proms. Can I think about it? Cool-ish. If you really need sometime to mull it over, something like this might work.
  24. I’m grounded for the rest of the year. D-Bag (unless you really are)
  25. Thanks. But I’m going with somebody else. Cool
  26. I don’t date geeks. D-Bag
  27. I’m into guys. Cool
  28. Sorry, I’m not interested. But do you think your friend Becka might want to go with me. D-Bag
  29. Let’s put a pin in that one. D-Bag
  30. If I say yes, will you put the gun down. Cool